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Geko Dive

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Address: Jalan Silayukti | Padang Bai, Padangbai, Bali 80872, Indonesia
Phone Number: +62 363 41516
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7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

Geko Dive first opened in June 1997. It is the longest operating dive...

Geko Dive first opened in June 1997. It is the longest operating dive centre in Padang Bai. Geko Dive has been a PADI Resort since 1998, and is now a PADI 5 Star Resort and TecRec facility. We are fortunate to have one of Bali's best dive staff. Together, the Geko Dive Team can guide and teach in Balinese, English, French, German, Spanish, Indonesian and Japanese. All of our dive guides are excellent divers, with years of working experience on Bali's dive sites. At the same time, SCUBA remains a passion first and foremost. Diving with Geko Dive has always been fun and serene. To make sure that it stays this way, we are not planning to get any bigger than we already are. Dive factories and diving in large herds are not things that the Geko Dive Team enjoys. Diving should be a personal experience! We therefore keep dive groups small (4 max and often less), with similarly experienced divers together. We believe all our guests deserve the ultimate diving adventure with utmost enjoyment and safety.

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Great Discovery Dive Experience!

Despite being a long time snorkeler, I've been nervous about take the plunge into diving but since my visiting brother is certified, I decided to take the chance and I'm so glad I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
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English first
Kihei, Hawaii
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I reserved two days of diving by email correspondence. I had requested the jetty and macro type diving. I informed the office that I was only one person and wasn't sure if it would be a problem coordinating this type of diving for one person but was informed that it wouldn't be a problem. The day I arrive at the... More 

Thank going2maui2006
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67 reviews
50 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Despite being a long time snorkeler, I've been nervous about take the plunge into diving but since my visiting brother is certified, I decided to take the chance and I'm so glad I did! Rico was an excellent instructor and very good at making everything easy and not nearly as scary as I thought it would be. And now I'm... More 

Thank DCL23
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Just finished a great weeks diving with Geko dive. Was made to feel very welcome. The staff in the dive shop and the guides all very helpful and friendly. Lunch was included in the cost of 2 dives and cooked to order so always fresh. And the beer is always cold. Highly recommend this operation.

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Sanur, Indonesia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

I can't rave enough about how great a time we had at Geko. Everyone was very welcoming and friendly, the dive facilities were great, the food delicious and the guides excellent, not just able to find lots of special creatures but doing so with respect for the environment. Geko are not just a dive business, they have created a family... More 

Thank jhk_campur
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

I did my Open Water with Geko Dive and had a great time so I came back to do the Advanced Open Water. My instructor Rico was really good and we saw a lot of great stuff on the dives. For the most dives I had my own instructor and dive master so I was well taking care of. The... More 

1 Thank Tor F
GekoDiveBali, Manager at Geko Dive, responded to this review

Dear Tor, Thank you for taking the time to review us here. It's great to hear when new divers are so enthusiastic about taking up diving. The Geko Dive Team loves to do its utmost to encourage this. We do so by having small groups (max 4 students per instructor), keeping students with the same instructor throughout the course, spending... More 

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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We spent 3 days diving with Gecko and it was fantastic, though we spent far more time just hanging out with the dive crew. Both myself and my girlfriend are instructors so we know what we want when we go diving. I told our guide on the first day if he could show me Pygmy Sea Horses I'd buy him... More 

Thank Simon_Ilett
GekoDiveBali, Manager at Geko Dive, responded to this review

Dear Simon, Thank you for your feedback. The Geko Dive Team is glad to hear you were more than satisfied with our services. It's great to hear this, especially from a dive professional, who has a good idea of what can be expected of a dive centre and what stands beyond the realm of normal expectations. It's great to hear... More 

San Diego, California
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

We traveled to Bali at the end of August-September and did 5 days of diving with 2 dives each day at the beginning of our trip with Geko Dive. Everything about our dives was amazing! Our dive master, Kamong, was awesome and very knowledgeable about each dive spot we went to and would point out what types of fish we... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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93 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

On June 2015 I did my EFR and rescue diver course with Geko Dive and several fun dives after that. I must admit that it was not an easy course and I had some difficulties, as it was to be a simulation of real and actual situation. Nevertheless, I could make it, many thanks to the Instructor (Ricco) and the... More 

1 Thank Leo B
GekoDiveBali, Manager at Geko Dive, responded to this review

Good morning Leo B, Thanks for writing this review. EFR and Rescue courses are indeed challenging. Students need to be pushed to their limits while simulating emergency scenarios. At the same time, it's important to ensure that students gain the necessary confidence to act in cases of real emergencies. We'll pass your compliments onto your teaching staff and are glad... More 

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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Just spent 3 days here ahead of going to Gili's and wish I was staying longer. Some amazing dives tailored to the stuff I wanted to do, not what was on offer. Did a variety of dives and locations including a night dive. Team really friendly and welcoming and literally do everything for you. I will be back in 7... More 

Thank Karl S
GekoDiveBali, Manager at Geko Dive, responded to this review

Hi Karl S, Thanks for taking the time to write a review for us. Feedback does matter to us. 3 days diving in Bali is just not enough in my opinion. There are so many great dive sites easily accessible from Geko and Padang Bai, that I just cannot get enough diving Bali, despite having been here for more than... More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

DE DE DE DE DE DE DE.....In breaking news today reports have come in that Geko dive has once again achieved a five star rating on Trip Advisor!!!! Local on the scene reports from Padang Bai have suggested that this has once again been achieved by the dedicated hard work of what can only be described as a well oiled... More 

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